They're gearing up to be one of the biggest Irish breakthroughs of 2018, so it's only right that The Academic should pencil in their biggest headline show to date during the summer.

The Mullingar band, who release their debut album 'Tales from the Backseat' on January 12th, will play Dublin's Iveagh Gardens on Friday, July 20th.

The quartet recently impressed with their clever 'loop' video on Facebook Live, which clocked up millions of views, and will be hoping to do the same with their first record.

Tickets for their Iveagh Gardens show are €35 and on sale tomorrow, December 1st, from usual outlets at 11am.